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Bartlett Middle School4
Posted December 08, 2011
- a community member
My granddaughter attends this school. I am pleased with her progress. In a few years her younger brother will also be attending. They are the kids of a mother who is a divorcee, and they are also coming from schools outside savannah. They have lived in Hawaii, and in Columbus,ga. and lastly in Statesboro, ga. They have slowly gotten accustomed to the schools here in savannah. Now with my granddaughter going inot 6th grade her little brother is now attending whitebluff elementary alone without his big sister, but they are doing fine, now.
Against my better judgement and my daughter's protests, I moved my daughter along with the Center for Advanced Learning from DeRenne to Bartlett.The TEACHERS AT BARTLETT that my daughter had in the CFAL were EXCELLENT.The leadership at Bartlett is a joke.My daughter has never had a problem with discipline, but left with an incident on her record because of an altercation with a bully, which makes it nearly impossible to apply to other specialty programs in the county. The Principal likes dodging bullets and does not DO what he PROMISES, he will block your e-mails to dodge these bullets. I really tried to keep an open mind, but I began to get so angry every time I had to pick up or drop off my child on that campus. The promotion ceremony was the icing on the cake, having my mother fly in from out of town to witness the attendance zone students, "boo" the students in the CFAL because they were achieving was complete embarrassment and the Principal didn't really address this or apologize to the students and parents. Knowing what I now know. I would have home schooled my child instead of sending her to Bartlett for this academic year.
This school does NOTHI"NG about behavioral problems. Espescially the 6th grade girl Nisa Thorpe. They give her too many chances it's like she runs the teachers , the students. Please do something about this student my children are afraid to go to school because of her. Something needs to be done quick. The principal says you have 3 strikes this young lady has had 10! She is a nuisance. Do something about her or I will sue her and the principal. I want her kicked out of school Immeadeatly!
This school despite the new principal and "AP program" is still just as bad as it ever was! Rude teachers (to the students and parents), rude students, rude secretary, and a new administration that is very good at talking and telling you what you want to hear but not on acting upon it. I have been to this school numerous times and the principal has done nothing to correct the problems! I wont even get into the completly inappropriate things that have been done/said to my child who has always loved school but now hates it and cries not to go (although still keeping up all A's) Savannah should cut it's losses and get rid of this school and faculty.
This school isnt bad the children the school only walls .the teachers are great teachers the children just dont have any respect for themselves or the teachers so if they feel its their own fault the children act like the teachers owe them something but all they owe them is an education
This school should be band!! the staff is just as bad as the students!the teachers lack respect, they are rude and obnoxious, so what do you expect from the students?the bulling that goes on in this school along with the subsititute teachers who let the children swear, there are no consequences for the students or it's staff. my children came here from another state, they were both A,B honor roll students, after 2 months here their grades dropped dramaticallythe teachers took some getting used too, my kids were not accustomed to attitudes and sarcasm from adults so this took them for a loop, and they didn't want to ask for help! that's no way to teach if you ask me!!
I have never seen a school as BAD as Bartlett. I walk the halls and see children disrespecting the staff, bullying one another, the kids flirting with each other, cursing, violating the dress code in all ways possible. If youcant get the dress code under control, how you going to control the entire enviroment. You have smart kids being thrown in classes with kids who have behavioral problems, which in turn take away from your childs education. And all I see is Adults acting as if they are afraid to put these kids in check. If the kids dont want to learn or cant be controlled , removed them from the school. My child made all A's last year at her old school, but once she get to Bartlett her grades drop to Ds. This school is TERRIBLE!